The Road to Agility

Inspiration only takes a moment, but change may take longer. I spent a great day yesterday exploring ‘creativity‘ with some wonderfully generous people. We shared ideas and stories about co-creation, about music, about agility. I wanted to explore ways to unlock creativity within teams, to find permissive spaces for experimentation, learning and failure and ways of developing mindsets that encourage and support this, but i know it won’t every be a short journey.

The Road to Agility

Unlocking creativity, becoming agile, takes time. It requires permissions and narrative

The path to agility must start with disturbance: organisations recognising the need to be agile to meet the ever changing requirements of the Social Age. From disturbance, to permission: finding ways to free up spaces and create frames for people to experiment.

Next, forming and joining communities and understanding and exploring the co-creative process. Creativity may work best within a framework, to ensure everyone’s voice is heard and that there’s a clear narrative of outcomes at the end. Even when working in creative spaces, we have to find metrics and analytics that enable us to report within traditional business frameworks.

There’s a journey to unlocking creativity, a route to agility, with many stops along the way. I’m fascinated to explore this further and develop a route map of skills to develop over time.

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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